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Amor Mundi 04/24/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we look further into the reality of Bitcoin, China, from Confucius to Communism, the rise of virtual reality, the possibility of boredom in the digital age and more... Posted on 25 April 2016 | 8:13 am

Amor Mundi 1/24/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the democratic role of the U.S. constitution, ask what it means to share the unshareable, and much more! Posted on 24 January 2016 | 9:00 pm

Japan’s Collective Self-Defense: On Arendt, Sovereignty, and Peace

To identify freedom with free will has brought the “most dangerous consequence,” for it allows us to claim freedom at the price of all others' sovereignty. Posted on 17 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

Mao Zedong on Perspective and Small Thinking

Mao Zedong offers his thoughts on how a limited perspective can lead us to think small in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 8 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

We Never Left: When Nixon Went to China, or when Xi Came to America

The modern Chinese state under President Xi Jinping is an exceedingly different beast than the regimes Arendt understood as inaugurating totalitarianism. Posted on 27 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

A Chinese President Visits the United States – Where are the Arendtians?

The People’s Republic of China is fertile territory for Arendt scholars. But, as Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the U.S. this week, where are they? Posted on 21 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 7/12/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the exceptional place the black church holds in American culture, discuss the importance of encryption, and much more! Posted on 12 July 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 6/21/15

In our Amor Mundi, we identify the recent church shooting in Charleston as a speakable act, reflect on the Pope's views about climate change, and much more. Posted on 21 June 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 4/19/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we appeal to the banality of evil in acknowledging Holocaust Memorial Day, meditate on the importance of privacy, and much more! Posted on 20 April 2015 | 11:29 am

Political Lies: Altering Facts and Rewriting History

Richard A. Barrett discusses how political lies not only skew history but also undermine a political actor's ability to engage with reality. Posted on 9 February 2015 | 10:00 am